Michael Watts

Review: Taylor Guitars Builder’s Edition 816ce and 324ce

Taylor Guitars doubles down on V-Class bracing with some new touches at both ends of the price spectrum.

NAMM 2020: Greenfield Guitars and Andy McKee Announce New Signature and Rylynn models

Top tier guitar luthiery in the hands of one of the greats

Review: D’Angelico Excel SS

A thinline slice of jazz-and-beyond goodness from D’Angelico’s top-tier Korean workshop.

Al Di Meola celebrates The Beatles on new album: “I wanted to take that music and go a little deeper”

The guitar maestro talks the complexity of the Fab Four, vintage Les Pauls and Marshalls, and discovering his inner Ringo.

Review: 1981 Inventions DRV

Perhaps the most hyped pedal of 2019 – but there’s more to this Instagram darling than meets the eye.

Review: D’Angelico Excel Gramercy

An upgraded take on D’Angelico’s popular grand auditorium model brings archtop pedigree to the flat-top world.

Review: Mooer Tone Capture GTR

Can you turn a Telecaster into a Gretsch via a pedal? This tiny digital stompbox may have the answer.

Review: Auden Artist Mahogany Julia and Artist Rosewood Julia

Auden’s popular singer-songwriter-inspired 00 model comes in two distinct flavours, but which should you buy?

Review: D’Angelico Deluxe Brighton

An original solidbody rock beast from a historic name best known for jazz instruments – what’s going on?

Review: Music Man Mariposa Deluxe

Music Man teams up with Omar Rodríguez-López for a new, high-performance offset electric.